The Essential Phone gets a substantial price cut mere months after launch


Andy Rubin’s Essential announced that its very first
smartphone, the Essential Phone (PH-1), is now officially sold for $499. Released
several months back, the Essential Phone was initially offered for $699,
so we’re talking about a significant price cut here – $200 off. Essential says
it’s cutting the price in order to “make it even easier” for consumers to try
its device and experience its brand. Honestly, we’re not sure why it didn’t
launch the phone for $499 to begin with.

 

If you’re one of the (apparently not too many) people who’ve
already bought an Essential Phone, the company …


The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be Sammy's first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz Band?

Back in April, T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion to win 31MHz of 600MHz low-frequency spectrum that was part of an FCC auction. Also known as Band 71, the low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than higher frequency spectrum. Only one handset, the LG V30, currently is available with support for Band 71. Now, FCC documents reveal which handset will be the first from Samsung to work with the 600MHz spectrum.

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U) has been certified by the FCC. This is the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, better able to …

Huawei has a "working" foldable phone, could release it next year


Huawei, which recently announced the interesting Mate 10
smartphone series, has exciting plans for the next few years. According to
Cnet, the company is working on a foldable phone that could be released as
early as 2018 – perhaps at about the same time with Samsung’s long-rumored Galaxy X foldable
phone.

 

Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirmed to Cnet that the company
actually has a “working sample” of its upcoming foldable handset. However,
the device needs improvements related to mechanical design, plus “better, more flexible
screen technology” in order to become a product that’s ready …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Essential Phone for $100 off


With its high-end specs and rare build materials (including
ceramic and tough titanium), the Essential Phone is not a cheap device, being
sold for $699.99 unlocked. If this rather high price is what stops you from
getting the handset, we have good news – the Essential Phone can now be purchased
for $599.99 ($100 off) via Best Buy.

 

Only the black version of the Essential Phone is offered for
$599.99, so the newly-released white model still costs $699.99. Nevertheless,
if you’re interested in getting the smartphone, go ahead and visit Best Buy via the source
link below.

 

The …

Verizon added 274,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q3, up 13% over last year's figure

The third quarter earnings season is now here, and first out of the gate is Verizon. For the period covering July through the end of September, Big Red added 274,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers. That is a 13.2% gain over the 242,000 added during the third quarter of 2016. Overall, Verizon added 603,000 net new subscribers including 91,000 net new tablet users and 238,000 using other connected devices including wearables. At the end of the third quarter, Verizon counted 109.7 million retail postpaid and 5.6 million retail prepaid connections.

With a retail postpaid churn rate of .75%, …

New BlackBerry Motion video promises "32+ hours of battery life" in a phone that's built to last


Not long after we saw the very first official BlackBerry
Motion promo video, we’re now treated with a second look at this interesting, yet to be released
smartphone. As you can see above, BlackBerry Mobile says the Motion is a
device that’s built to last, as it’s got a strong aluminum frame, a
“premium” anti-scratch display, and a dust- and water-resistant design
(IP67-certified). 
Equally important, BlackBerry promises “32+ hours of
battery life” from the 4000 mAh battery that’s found inside the Motion – hopefully,
this means that, on a single charge, the phone will keep its lights …

How to hide apps on your Android phone

Every now and then, a man needs to hide their apps from the home screen or app drawer so as not to allow prying eyes or toddler’s hands to hit on a Facebook or WhatsApp icon inadvertently to take a deep dive into your secret chats, or rack up a bill with in-game purchases in no time. That’s where a few solutions to take your sensitive apps away from the home screen or app drawer come in handy.

Samsung
If you own a Samsung, you are in luck, as its Secure Folder solution not only hides apps apps from plain sight, but actually creates …

How to get Galaxy Note 8's unique features on your Android phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones released in 2017. Its futuristic design and powerful hardware are certainly impressive, but they aren’t exactly unique in the heavily-saturated mobile space. 

The things that make this towering handset truly stand out are a collection of intriguing pre-loaded features, apps, and, of course, the creativity-inducing S Pen stylus. 
Some of these functionalities are going to remain exclusive to Samsung’s latest and greatest. However, there’s a good amount of apps …

First Razer phone to be a beast with 8 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835 CPU inside


Gaming powerhouse Razer may have been working on a
smartphone for over a year, but, until now, it provided almost no details about
the device. Thankfully, the company is seemingly planning to unveil the handset
on November 1. This will be Razer’s very first smartphone, and it looks like
it’s going to be packed with high-end features.

 

According to a listing found at graphics benchmark developer
GFXBench, the Razer smartphone sports a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560
pixels, thus it won’t have an 18:9 aspect ratio à la Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG
V30. 
The upcoming handset …

A true edge-to-edge screen: a new prototype phone shows what the future could look like

“Bezel-less” phones with taller, 18:9 screens are becoming the norm among flagships as they maximize screen real estate, but making a true bezel-less phone is hard. For starters, you have an earpiece and a front camera to think about, as well as a range of other sensors. So how do you do it?

Here is an idea: resurrect the old slider form factor of phones. Sounds crazy, but it makes sense as the bottom slide out part can actually house all of those things.
After all, you don’t want anything interrupting the all-screen design. And yes, phones might end …